Thursday, July 14, 2016
Wright in Chicago: Oak Park Home
My last trip to Oak Park to see the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio was when I was still shooting with film. Interior shots were not allowed, and looking back at the exterior photo that I took I am definitely not impressed. You can imagine how excited I was to be able to go back and revisit this mecca for architectural enthusiasts and have a second shot over 20 years later.
The weather cooperated and granted me a beautiful sunny day.
I was just as spellbound by Wright's home today as I was two decades ago. I especially dig this little alcoved area with a fireplace. Wright was all about creating spaces for conversation.
The height of the chairs practically creates a mini-room inside of the dining room.
The ceiling of one of the bedrooms:
And a closeup of the mural:
My very favorite spot in the house is the playroom, with its barreled ceiling:
The fireplace and mural:
A detailed view:
Primitive or not, I'd still love this bathroom!
I especially like the expressive statues on the exterior of the house:
How I feel on a Monday morning:
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